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KCSMMHZ
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
democratic election. but one year later, military forces carried out a coup on the grounds they were protecting the republican system. >> translator: algerian history has a precedent for terrorist tactics, leading to victory. in the case of the war of independence against france. so in a sense, there's a kind of justification for terrorism, and at the same time, there's the idea of never surrendering in the face of terrorism coming from the enemy. >> reporter: the civil war claimed the lives of 200,000 people. it involved indiscriminate bombings and widespread human rights violations. president abdelaziz bouteflika was elected for the first time in 1999. he was re-elected in 2004 and 2009. bouteflika chose to deal with militant groups in two ways. he invited them to lay down their weapons to participate in rebuilding the nation. and at the same time, he continued cracking down on their activities. observers say this approach has gained broad support amongst public. >> translator: the government was afraid that negotiating with the kidnappers and making concessions could lead to a los
KCSMMHZ
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
is riding high according to a poll. voters handed his administration a victory in a landslide election. two-thirds say they support abe's new cabinet. pollsters interviewed 1,138 people over the weekend. 64% of them back abe's cabinet. that is three times higher than the approval rating former prime minister's cabinet had before the election. 39% of those who support abe's cabinet say it seems better than others. 27% say they have expectations for its policies. 12% say they support the cabinet because it's led by the party they favor. our survey asks people about abe's recent economic stimulus package which is worth about $115 billion. 64% say they approve of the measure. 29% say they do not. our pollsters asked respondents about abe's position on dealing with deflation and the strong yen. he favors drastic monetary easing through close coordination with the bank of japan. 69% say they approve of this plan. 26% disapprove. >>> so after about three weeks in office, prime minister abe is sitting comfortably. he knows if his first time in the job that things can go sour fast. i spoke earlier w
KCSMMHZ
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
an inflation target of 2%. >>> people in israel are casting ballots in a general election. prime minister netanyahu is expected to keep his job. but the country may shift further to the right. >>> welcome to nhk "newsline." japan's central bank policymakers agreed to give shinzo abe what he's been pushing for, a 2% inflation target. it's included in the boj plan with the government. it's part of abe's plan to tackle deflation with bolder, monetary easing measures. bank of japan governor and eight other board members agreed on a policy at the end of a two-day meeting. the announcement says financial authorities will try to reach the target at their earliest possible time. boj officials have previously made it a goal to bring 1% inflation within reach but the new, clearer target requires some bold steps. the document also addresses the role of the government in revitalizing japan's economy. it describes how politicians should promote growth and restore fiscal health. along with drafting the joint statement, boj officials have agreed to introduce open-ended asset purchasing. under a new prog
KCSMMHZ
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
prime minister shinzo abe is on a tour of southeast asia. the newly elected leader is visiting vietnam, thailand and indonesia to strengthen ties in one of the world's economic regions. japanese companies are boosting investments here amid a territorial spam. as nhk world reports, they face a constant struggle to remain competiti competitive. >> reporter: indonesia is booming. commit is driving more than 6% a year. no wonder japanese firms i want to do business here. this sewing fact industry -- a japanesemaker of sporting gear. 60,000 leather gloves for golf and baseball are produced here every month. 12 years ago, the company chose indonesia, where labor costs were lower than in china. >> translator: making gloves requires a lot of work. so keeping labor costs low is critical for our business. >> reporter: but even in indonesia, the minimum wage has more than doubled in the last six years. how much of the extra costs they can pass on to consumers is immeasurable. >> translator: this year has been the toughest ever. i don't know how we can overcome this. >> reporter: some businesses t
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